Hello everyone! It’s only a fortnight away from Halloween, and I thought I’d get into the spirit of it all! I updated my profile pic on Facebook… with the above
It’s Friday evening here, and I’m sure that everyone is as done with this week as I am. Put the work away, everyone, time to PARTY
It’s been a long hard week for me. Today is the sixth anniversary of losing my Dad to melanoma – and it doesn’t seem like six years. Tomorrow would have been his birthday. I’ve had a few other anniversaries that bring a bit of sadness with them, too.
How do I cope? I find ways to distract myself, and hopefully make myself laugh! My friend Sooz of MundaneBrain jumped on the bandwagon too – check out her post for a list of links to some amazing sights. YES AMAZING. I promise. Like these:
Yes you CAN eat them! They are lollipops, from Etsy
And what about this?
This is a pencil case – but I would love to find it also in a handbag or purse form.
Because I’ve always wanted to walk down the street swinging my mackeral.
I think my friend Ange, who sadly doesn’t have a blog, would love this. It would be very fitting for her. She strives to become a member of the Stunned Mullet club. (Mullets are a kind of fish that look quite alike to the mackeral pencil case fish.)
“Stunned Mullet” is Aussie vernacular for surprise, bewilderment, utter incomprehension. You are said to look like a stunned mullet when you have no idea what someone is going on about! (source)
“Stunned Mullet” also describes the expression on the faces of a group of youthful Aussies when they hit the freeeeeezing cold water every single morning, rain, hail or shine! Have a look!
Hahaha how awesome is that? Thank you to Ange for bringing this amazing custom to my attention!
Okay, I am aware that the title of my post is Friday Night Frights rather than Friday Night Funnies, so I need to actually bring you the frights! Perhaps this post is like most horror movies I’ve watched – with the exception of one or two, I don’t seem to be scared by horror movies. Maybe I’m a cold fish?
Two that have scared me, have been Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, and Arachnaphobia. The first leaves me terrified of any birds and expecting them to peck my eyes out or start pecking through my roof to hunt me down. (It’s also a comedy for me, due to the cliched poses of the actors and actresses!)
The other, Arachnaphobia, terrifies me in that way that thinking about spiders everywhere will! AAAaaargh! I’m actually more scared of snakes – borderline phobic – so I’ve not even tried to watch movies like Anaconda and Snakes on a Plane.
I subscribe to Disney Shorts on Youtube, and lately they’ve begun a really cool series of shorts about phobias – from Arachnaphobia (yikes!! Not for me!) to so far, Koniophobia. Whatever that is… (fear of dust!)
I thought I’d share my favourite with you You’re not scared now, are you? Naw…
Have a wonderful Friday, my friends
And let me know if you have ever seen a movie that really truly freaked you out!